You can’t get well if you are continuing to re-irritate your disc. Sometimes the exercises that you STOP doing, are the most important change. If you suspect or know that you have a funky lumbar disc, if it hurts to bend forward, here are the exercises to avoid.You’ll notice I am talking as if to [...]
My latest Dynamic Chiropractic article, Neck Pain; Activation Exercises, includes links to videos of the exercises. Tight muscles are often best addressed by activating the muscles. Especially when soft tissue work or stretching only gives temporary relief. In observing patients and studying rehab, I have learned that tight muscles are weak muscles and that stretching [...]
Marc’s article published in Dynamic Chiropractic magazine starts by reminding doctors why low force non thrust techniques are useful. He then go over specific assessment methods for the occiput, and muscle energy mobilization for this joint. He also utilizes the Upper Cervical Side Bend exercise.
Waiter's bow exercise Marc’s article is the second of a series on flexion-intolerant lower back pain. We emphasize the basic things the patient has to learn or re-learn in their own movement patterns, in order to heal a disc or flexion-intolerant lower back. I had a patient, who had moved away, and then [...]
Marc Heller, DC Yesterday, one of my patients, who has similar challenges to the ones I face with my back, asked me to write a blog about my own back pain issues. I thought; really, I obsessed about my friend who recently died 5 years after a failed back surgery. One of my [...]
Waiter's bow exercise I have written several articles on this topic, but I keep learning more about this kind of back pain. This series, with help from Phillip Snell, DC, (www.fixyourownback.com) represent our current thinking on discogenic and/or flexion intolerant pain. We emphasize that you cannot recover from this without learning and using [...]